The Journal of Best Practices: A Memoir of Marriage, Asperger Syndrome, and One Man's Quest to Be a Better Husband

Author:   David Finch ,  David Finch
Publisher:   Tantor Media, Inc
Edition:   Unabridged edition
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9781452657431


Publication Date:   09 April 2012
Format:   Audio  Audio Format
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The Journal of Best Practices: A Memoir of Marriage, Asperger Syndrome, and One Man's Quest to Be a Better Husband


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At some point in nearly every marriage, a wife finds herself asking, What is wrong with my husband?! In David Finch's case, this turns out to be an apt question. Five years after he married Kristen, the love of his life, they learn that he has Asperger syndrome. The diagnosis explains David's ever-growing list of quirks and compulsions, his lifelong propensity to quack and otherwise melt down in social exchanges, and his clinical-strength inflexibility. But it doesn't make him any easier to live with.Determined to change, David sets out to understand Asperger syndrome and learn to be a better husband-no easy task for a guy whose inability to express himself rivals his two-year-old daughter's, who thinks his responsibility for laundry extends no further than throwing things in (or at) the hamper, and whose autism-spectrum condition makes seeing his wife's point of view a near impossibility.Nevertheless, David devotes himself to improving his marriage with an endearing yet hilarious zeal that involves excessive note-taking, performance reviews, and most of all, the Journal of Best Practices: a collection of hundreds of maxims and hard-won epiphanies that result from self-reflection both comic and painful. They include Don't change the radio station when she's singing along, Apologies do not count when you shout them, and Be her friend, first and always. Guided by the Journal of Best Practices, David transforms himself over the course of two years from the world's most trying husband to the husband who tries the hardest, the husband he'd always meant to be.Filled with humor and surprising wisdom, The Journal of Best Practices is a candid story of ruthless self-improvement, a unique window into living with an autism-spectrum condition, and proof that a true heart can conquer all.

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Author:   David Finch ,  David Finch
Publisher:   Tantor Media, Inc
Imprint:   Tantor Media, Inc
Edition:   Unabridged edition
Dimensions:   Width: 13.50cm , Height: 1.50cm , Length: 19.00cm
Weight:   0.072kg
ISBN:  

9781452657431


ISBN 10:   1452657432
Publication Date:   09 April 2012
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Audio
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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With an alternately comical and starkly painful voice, Finch uses these and other moments of epiphany to explore the inroads of emotional intimacy. Funny, moving and insightful. ---Kirkus


Hilarious. Gives some of the finest explications of Asperger's out there...a primer of sorts for all of us on how to be better partners. ---People


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David Finch attended the University of Miami, where he earned a bachelor of music, then started his career as an audio engineer while playing the saxophone in several funk/fusion bands. In 2008 David was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome. David Finch attended the University of Miami, where he earned a bachelor of music, then started his career as an audio engineer while playing the saxophone in several funk/fusion bands. In 2008 David was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome.

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